The Russian research vessel Akademik Ioffe, detained in Denmark on November 1, has been released from arrest, has taken off anchor and is heading home. This news late on Tuesday evening, December 7, was confirmed by "RG" at the Institute of Oceanology of RAS with reference to its director Alexey Sokov.
The 48th scientific cruise of the RV Akademik Boris Petrov was carried out from October 29 to November 12, 2021 (15 days) in the territorial waters and the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation in the southeastern part of the Baltic Sea.
From September 12 to October 26, 2021, the next voyage of the RV Akademik Ioffe to the northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean took place. The main goal of the expedition is to obtain new data on the geomorphology of the bottom of deep-water passages and in the areas of distribution of contourite drifts, on modern hydrological conditions and features of sedimentation, as well as on the Pleistocene-Holocene sedimentation conditions in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean.

In the period from 10 to 18 October 2021, the 24th expedition of the IO RAS to the Aral Sea took place. Within the framework of a joint project, scientists from the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Berlin), in cooperation with the Karakalpak Scientific Research Institute of Natural Sciences (Nukus), conducted comprehensive marine research in the central part of the western basin of the Great Aral seas.


The scientific program of the expedition "Investigation of the state of radioactive underwater potentially hazardous objects (UPHO) in the Kara Sea and their impact on regional ecology in 2021" has been successfully completed in full. The goals set for the expedition of the 85th cruise of the RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh to provide scientific support for the rehabilitation of the Arctic region from flooded and sunken objects with spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste (RW) in 2021 have been achieved, and the tasks have been successfully solved.
From June 30 to July 14, 2021, the next voyage of one of the flagships of the Russian scientific fleet - the vessel "Akademik Sergei Vavilov", carried out by the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS (IO RAS). All tasks stipulated by the flight program were completed. The route of the expedition passed through the entire Baltic - from the southeastern part through the Central Baltic to the Gulf of Finland. Thanks to the permits received from the Baltic countries, studies were carried out not only in Russian waters, but also in Finnish and Swedish waters, which is extremely important for monitoring the state of the Baltic ecosystem as a whole, and not its individual basins, because nature knows no boundaries.

Young scientists and students will take part in the fourth season of the floating university IO RAS, which will be held in the Arctic from August 6 to September 5, 2021.

On June 19, 2021, the RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh embarked on the 83rd voyage to carry out the next stage of research under the program “Ecosystems of the Siberian Arctic Seas - 2021”. The head of the expedition is Academician Mikhail Vladimirovich Flint. The organizer of the expedition is the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS. There are 75 scientists on board the RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh.


Fedor Konyukhov will spend two weeks alone on a drifting polar station in the Arctic Ocean. The main goal of his mission will be to study the intensity of polar ice melting and its drift routes. Konyukhov will dedicate his free time to creating a series of paintings featuring the beauty of the arctic landscapes.
One of the first projects implemented within the framework of the created cooperation will be the environmental monitoring of the World Ocean, during which Fedor Konyukhov's NOVA solar-powered catamaran  will be equipped with a unique microplastic collection system developed by scientists of Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS.

08/01/2009 V.V.Putin, who was on a working trip to the Siberian Federal District, made a descent on the deep sea manned submersible "Mir" to the bottom of Lake Baikal. Before diving V.V. Putin met with the "Mir" expedition on Baikal, which conducts scientific research on the special vessel "Metropol".

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